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A black hole is a location in space that possesses so much gravity, nothing can escape its pull, even light. Learn more about what black holes are and the latest news.
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Shockingly Bright Dead Star with a Pulse Is an X-ray Powerhouse
M82 Hosts Two ULXs
October 8th, 2014
The heart of at least one extremely bright X-ray source is a pulsing star rather than a black hole, a find that startled scientists.
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How Far, the Stars? Quasars Solve 'Seven Sisters' Star Cluster Mystery
Image of Pleiades Star Cluster
August 28th, 2014
A new measurement, which used quasars as bright and consistent relative-distance markers, charted the famous "Seven Sisters" star cluster at 136.2 parsecs, or 444 light-years, away from Earth.
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It's Confirmed! Black Holes Do Come in Medium Sizes
Medium-Size Black Hole M82 X-1
August 18th, 2014
The existence of medium-size black holes has been a matter of debate. But researchers say they have now confirmed such an object in the nearby galaxy M82 — a black hole about as massive as 400 suns.
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New 'Theory of Everything' Trailer Shows Stephen Hawking's Struggles
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in 'The Theory of Everything'
October 1st, 2014
The 2.5-minute trailer for "The Theory of Everything," which came out today (Oct. 1), is the second Focus Features has released to tout the film.
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When Black Holes Cross Paths
Black holes theory and Loop Quantum Gravity
August 25th, 2014
What happens when two black holes pass in the night?
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How Did Supermassive Black Holes Get So Big So Fast?
 NASA's Fermi Makes First Gamma-ray Study of a Gravitational Lens 2
August 7th, 2014
Black holes may have grown incredibly rapidly in the newborn universe, perhaps helping explain why they appear so early in cosmic history. Early black hole may have sucked matter in from all around, rather than just from an accretion disk.
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Eye-popping 'Interstellar' Movie App Puts Universe at Your Control
Screenshot from "Interstellar Experience" Game
September 18th, 2014
"The Interstellar Experience" lets players create their own solar systems, explore systems created by other users, travel through wormholes and fly past black holes in the Endurance, the spaceship featured in the upcoming film.
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Supermassive Death: 3 Stars Eaten by Black Holes
Supermassive black hole jet conception
August 19th, 2014
Astrophysicists have analyzed two decades-worth of X-ray data and discovered three events inside galactic cores that can be interpreted in only one way: stellar destruction.
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This Trailer for Stephen Hawking Biopic 'Theory of Everything' Will Make You Cry
Still from 'The Theory of Everything'
August 6th, 2014
The full-length trailer for the Hawking biopic, which is called "The Theory of Everything," came out today (Aug. 6). The 2.5-minute trailer shows that the film will focus heavily on the relationship between Stephen Hawking and his first wife Jane.
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